President Obama praised the House for passing legislation tightening regulation of the nation's financial system and called on the Senate to do the same, while pressing the nation's big banks to ease their opposition to regulatory reform in his Saturday radio and Internet address.
A lot has changed since the Obamas were kids -- so much that even the Easy Bake Oven has become easier. But the first couple's favorite toys as children -- a dollhouse for the first lady, a basketball and bicycle for the president -- have remained popular classics.
By Glenn Kessler KIRKUK, Iraq -- Under a brilliant sunny sky Friday, Defense Secretary...
By Ben Pershing President Obama went to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, and...
When Sarah Palin warned about "death panels," it was partly MedPAC that she had in mind.
In Oslo, the politician who had sought the White House as the champion of the antiwar forces in his own party spoke as the commander in chief, offering a principled defense of waging just wars.
President Obama is in Oslo, Norway, picking up his $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize, which he has pledged to donate to various charities. The Washington Post's In the Loop column ran a contest asking readers to suggest some serious -- and some not so serious -- charities he might want to help: Here are the top ten winners.
By Ben Pershing When President Obama was sworn into office back in January, it's unlikely...
President Obama praised Senate Democrats on Wednesday for producing "a creative new framework" to provide coverage to uninsured Americans without relying on a government insurance option. The compromise plan was also generally well received among Democrats, although some concerns remain.
What do you do on a rainy day in Kabul? Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates faced that question Wednesday when his carefully scheduled itinerary was upended by a persistently overcast day in Afghanistan.
By Ben Pershing The health-care reform roller-coaster has been through more ups and downs in...
By Perry Bacon Jr. The Congressional Black Caucus's chairwoman pointedly declared Tuesday night that President...
Five days ago, Obama said he was skeptical of big infrastructure investments. Today, he announced a new round of them.
Federal agencies have four months to become more open, transparent and cooperative with the public's requests for information, according to new orders issued Tuesday by the White House. The changes deliver a big victory to open government groups have long sought to transform how the government presents and shares information with the general public.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sat down overnight with NBC's Matt Lauer on their flight to Afghanistan.
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and Amb. Karl W. Eikenberry are appearing before the House Armed Services Committee this morning for the hearing "Afghanistan: The Results of the Strategic Review, Part II." Post defense reporter Greg Jaffe reports:
By Ben Pershing The year -- and this session of Congress -- may be nearly...
The House Committee on Homeland security on Wednesday will consider resolutions to subpoena White House state dinner-party crashers Tareq and Micheale Salahi.
President Obama will meet with former vice president Al Gore this afternoon at the White House.
The Obama administration will formally declare Monday that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public's health and welfare, a move that lays the groundwork for an economy-wide carbon cap even if Congress fails to enact climate legislation, sources familiar with the process said.
By Ben Pershing The health-care debate slogs forward in the Senate, reaction to the Afghanistan...
The July 2011 date is not "a cliff" for withdrawing troops in Afghanistan, but rather a "guide slope" or "ramp" in transitioning security responsibilities to Afghans, President Obama's national security adviser James L. Jones said Sunday.
| December 6, 2009; 1:25 PM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency, National Security, Sunday Talkies | Tags: afghanistan, gates, jones
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Saturday Night Live opened last night with a satire of the Salahis -- and the way their story has overshadowed the president's message.